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"single-handed" in American English

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single-handedadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈsɪŋ·ɡəlˈhæn·dɪd/
involving only one person's ​work or ​effort: The round-the-world single-handed ​race is sailing's ​ultimatechallenge.
adverb  us   /ˈsɪŋ·ɡəlˈhæn·dɪd·li/
She single-handedly ​supported the ​family after her husband’s ​death.
(Definition of single-handed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

(Definition of single-handed from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"single-handed" in Business English

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uk   us  
(also single-handedly) without ​help from anyone else: He ​turned the ​business around virtually single-handed. Google was almost single-handedly ​responsible for making ​advertising on the ​internetsuccessful.


uk   us   /ˌsɪŋɡlˈhændɪd/
done without ​help from anyone else: The ​truckingcompany took single-handed ​control of most of the 6,500 ​independenttruckers that ​service Los Angeles.
(Definition of single-handed from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “single-handed”
in Chinese (Simplified) 孤立无援的,单独一人的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 孤立無援的,單獨一人的…
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